A case of severe hidradenitis suppurativa contributing to a death and a review of the literature

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Groginsky EM, Olson JK, Lallas TA, Buekers TE, Potts S, Sorosky JI

OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to report a fatal complication of hidradenitis suppurativa and a review of the literature.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case of severe hidradenitis suppurativa obscuring the diagnosis and precluding the treatment of a ruptured sigmoid diverticulum is presented.

RESULTS: We describe a 48-year-old woman who had a long history of untreated hidradenitis suppurativa with extensive vulvar involvement and poor nutritional status. The advanced state of her disease on initial presentation led directly to her death.

CONCLUSION: Although it is a treatable disease, hidradenitis suppurativa can lead to systemic sequelae severe enough to contribute directly to death.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Journal of lower genital tract disease
Journal Abbreviation: J Low Genit Tract Dis
Journal Date Published: 2015-05-08

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 25950355
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25950355
Lasted Revision: 2015-05-08

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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